This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Unfortunately for Photobucket users, things have changed in a big way as of June 26th they are rolling out a $399 per year subscription fee for those who want to hotlink images from Photobucket’s servers to display elsewhere.
    This does not mean it only affects this site, It now means that billions of images across the Web now display an error message instead of the image in question. :(
    https://barrreport.com/threads/attention-photobucket-users.14377/
    Dismiss Notice

Pearling on Seachem Excel?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by dapellegrini, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. dapellegrini

    dapellegrini Lifetime Charter Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am trying to get this little nano of mine to the point of wild growth and it seems to be slow going... I am dosing Excel for CO2 and am wondering if anyone has seen consistent pearling with this product in place of actual CO2 injection ??? I have a hunch that this is my problem...

    3-gallon
    26-watts CF light
    Eco-Complete Substrate
    EI Dosing (to scale)... Dosing NO3, PO4 and Flourish Comprehensive
    Using Flourish Excel for CO2 - ???

    I have found Excel to be an excellent product for spot treatment of BBA, but have not relied on it as a source of CO2... ?
     
  2. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,891
    Likes Received:
    21
    I use Excel in my 2 1/2 gallon nano tank, and haven't seen any pearling. The plants all grow, but slowly. For example I have a bit of R. rotundifola which is bigger than when I put it in there, but you can't see any day to day difference. It looks very healthy and has reached the water surface now. My light over that tank is a 27 watt PC desk lamp, about 6 inches above the water.
     
  3. dapellegrini

    dapellegrini Lifetime Charter Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ya, I wonder how much CO2 Excel really gets in there... At this point I think CO2 is the only limiting factor and am planning a little DIY CO2. Maybe I should run a test or two in the tank and see where my kH and pH are at...
     
  4. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator Social Group Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    18,474
    Likes Received:
    341
    I've seen a little pearling, not a lot.

    CO2 will certainly produce a lot more.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  5. aquabillpers

    aquabillpers Lifetime Charter Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    2
    I have a low light, water column-dosed tank in which the plants pearl when they are in the sun. This happens only when the sun is low in the sky, in the spring and fall, and only to those plants on which the sunlight falls, about 1/4 of them.

    In that tank I use no CO2 and no Excel. The pearling is simply the result of strong light on healthy plants for a few hours.

    Bill
     
Loading...

Share This Page